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Trump’s economic policy is like ‘burning all your furniture to heat the house’: New York Times columnist

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On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” New York Times columnist Tom Friedman scorned President Donald Trump’s economic policy of endless tax cuts and cheap credit as a cynical ploy to get elected, rather than something in the long-term interest of economic stability.

“You know, under Obama, Republicans were screaming about the deficit, about deficits, the whole Tea Party was about deficits,” said Cooper. “No one seems to care about that at all, and the deficits have exploded, and certainly this president doesn’t care about that.”

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“You know, look, the party is clearly a cult of personality, it’s not a ‘party’ in any sense that it was before,” said Friedman. “What is more conservative than to say that, running up a debt this high and then beating on the Fed to lower interest rates is kind of like burning all your furniture to heat the house, and one day you’ll run out of furniture?”

“It’s as if Trump wants to absolutely pull out every stop, burn every piece of furniture, to make sure the economy is heated enough to win reelection in 2020, and nothing else matters,” said Friedman. “And not only on, again, these financial issues, but Jewish issues, trade issues. He’ll say and do anything. I don’t know if he’s reading polls and going the wrong way, but I don’t think you have to be a CNN anchorman or New York Times columnist to watch the president’s behavior in the last 30 days and say something really unhinged is going on. That’s deeply troubling.”

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‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics

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On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.

The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.

"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.

"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.

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‘What was he talking about?’ CNN’s Angela Rye baffled by Joe Biden’s ‘victim-blaming’ rant about black families

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The former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus was baffled by an exchange during the third Democratic debate.

"I’ve seen a lot of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden over this exchange," CNN's Jake Tapper said, playing a clip.

"What responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?" moderator Linsey Davis asked Biden on Thursday.

"We bring social workers into homes and parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It is not they don’t want to help. They don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me make sure that you have the record player on at night, the phone —" Biden said.

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Pennsylvania Trump voter shreds president for breaking promises to Rust Belt: ‘He pulled a Houdini on us’

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A Pennsylvania man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 told CNN on Friday that he's bitterly disappointed in how he's seen no progress in manufacturing jobs returning to his community.

John Golomb, a retired steel worker who backed the president in 2016 because of his promises to bring back good paying jobs to the Rust Belt, explained to CNN that Trump gave his community false hope about an economic revival during his first presidential campaign.

"We had Donald Trump come here and profess about reviving American steel," he said. "That's just what all of us steelworkers wanted to hear!"

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